Total habitat in the News!
Over the years, our Natural Swimming Pool/Ponds and other projects have been featured in over a dozen publications including The New York Times, Current Science, House & Garden, The Wall Street Journal and Better Homes & Gardens. Total Habitat founder, Mick Hilleary, even appeared on CBS Sunday Morning (twice) to talk about our Natural Swimming Pool/Pond system! We love spreading the word about these wonderful chemical-free swimming pools and we hope to work with you on your NSP project! Get Started Here
Better Homes and Gardens, 2022: "Natural Swimming Pools are the charming, chemical-free alternative..."
DesignKC Magazine, 2021: "Naturally Cool"
Paloola Podcast, 2021: "Swimming In Nature"
On the Paloola podcast, host Paula de la Cruz talks with guests about botany in our everyday lives. This episode, Swimming in Nature, is all about swimming in natural water and includes a conversation with Total Habitat designer, Sophia Elniff, about Natural Swimming Pools.
Wall Street Journal, 2021: "Natural-Pool Owners Are Kissing Chlorine And Other Chemicals Goodbye"
*Though the writer didn't quite get everything right, including the price per square foot for natural pools (which in our experience is typically more like $20 - $80 per square foot, though it varies widely as explained in more depth on our Pricing page here), it is still nice to see Natural Swimming Pools getting some much deserved media attention! In fact, the natural pool shown at the top of the article was actually built by Total Habitat for Heather and Mike Dooley at their home in Napa, California. The Wall Street Journal article, Natural Pool Owners Are Kissing Chlorine And Other Chemicals Goodbye, also features a quote from Mick Hilleary, founder of Total Habitat, as well as from Meredith Stallcup (also of Total Habitat). Check out the full article here.
Fox 8 News, 2020: "Greensboro Science Center is expanding with new Revolution Ridge exhibit"
WIBW News 13, 2020: "Topeka Zoo holds Japanese-inspired ribbon cutting ceremony of Kay’s Garden"
Watch News coverage of the grand opening here or see more information about this project on our Public Spaces page!
The New York Times, 2007: "From Europe, A No-Chlorine Backyard Pool"
St. Louis Magazine, 2009: "Life, Aquatic"
Read the full article : www.stlmag.com/home/Life-Aquatic/
Luxury Pools + Outdoor Living, 2017-2018: "In Tune With Nature"
Current Science, 2006: "Cool Pools"
House & Garden, 2007: "Eco-Friendly Pools"
Your Home & Lifestyle Magazine, 2015: "Pooling Your Resources"
John Deere Homestead, 2015: "Swimming Hole Upgrade!"
The Kansas City Star, 2005: "Backyard Water Features Add Ambiance..."
Plenty, 2007: "Making a Splash"
The Examiner, 2004: "Natural Choices"
Total Habitat Awards & Appearances:
2017 Best of Lawrence Award for Swimming Pool Construction, Presented by the City of Lawrence Kansas
2018 Best of Lawrence Award for Swimming Pool Construction, Presented by the City of Lawrence Kansas
2016 Kichler LightPro Rewards for Cornerstone Membership, Presented by Kichler Lighting
77th Annual Craftmanship Award for Shotcrete Structure, Presented by Building Congress & Exchange, November 2015
Eco Friendly Backyard Designs, Presented by the OOA Overland Park, March 2008
Interview Appearances, CBS Sunday Morning, September 2007 and March 2008
"Industrial Design: Creativity Loves Constraints" Lecture, Iowa State University, 2017
"Zoo Exhibits & Beyond: Design is Design is Design.." Lecture, Albuquerque BioPark Society Meeting at the Albuquerque Zoo, 2015
"Natural Swimming Pools & Ponds" Lecture, Kansas Pond & Watergarden Society Annual Meeting at Wichita Botanica, 2014
"Natural Swimming Pools & Ponds: Let's Jump In!" Lecture, Chicago Botanical Garden Design Symposium, 2009
"Interactive Zoo Exhibits" Lecture, Association of Zoos and Aquariums Annual Conference, 1996